Daily Current Affairs Update – 8th September 2016

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National – Across the India:

 

1. Dharmendra Pradhan launches ‘Gas4India‘ campaign to boost natural gas use.

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2. DigiLocker Launched to Digitally Store Vehicle Documents.

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3. 1st phase of ESIC’s pilot project of telemedicine services inaugurated.

 

Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment inaugurated the first phase of Tele-medicine services of ESIC for providing specialist medical services at a distance to insured workers.

 

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International – Across the Globe:

 

1. UN Charter translated into Sanskrit.

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The UN Charter, the seminal treaty of the United Nations, has now been translated into Sanskrit.

 

2. India Kazakhstan Joint Exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK-16”.

 

India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 began in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan.

 

Awards & Recognition:

 

1. Honorary doctorate for Mary Kom.

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Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the proposal to confer an honorary doctorate on Olympic medalist Mary Kom by the North Eastern Hill University.

 

Appointments & Resignations:

 

1. Ex IAS officer J Satyanarayana appointed part-time UIDAI chief.

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Former IAS officer J Satyanarayana was on September 6 appointed as part-time chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

 

Economics & Banking GK:

 

1. World Bank, BRICS Bank, AIIB to fund Amrut Mission.

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World Bank, BRICS Bank, AIIB along with the other various banks will provide credit facility to AMRUT Mission, a mission to transform cities.

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):

 

1. India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece.

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India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece to allow the unlimited number of flights into each other’s countries and also has initiated the air service agreement for open skies.

 

Important Dates:

 

1. 8th September- International Literacy Day .

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This year, the world is celebrating 50th International Literacy Day. The day was established in 1966 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

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